Levonorgestrel is an emergency contraception that can be used after unprotected sex, or in cases when contraception has failed.
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What is Levonorgestrel?
Levonorgestrel is a morning-after pill that is used within 72 hours after unprotected sex. It's the original emergency contraception pill that is also used when a failure of contraception has occurred.
How does its work?
Morning after pills work by stopping ovulation. They also prevent the egg from fertilising and stop it from attaching to the lining of the womb.
Is Levonorgestrel suitable for me?
If you've had a contraceptive failure or unprotected sex and wish to prevent any chance of pregnancy, you can use an emergency contraception pill. It can be used by most women and adolescents, including girls under 16.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Levonorgestrel.
Take a 1.5mg tablet as a single dose as soon as possible after coitus (preferably within 12 hours but no later than 72 hours).
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Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg Patient leaflet
Levonorgestrel should not be used as a regular form of birth control however, it can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex.
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Are Levonorgestrel and ethynyl oestradiol the same thing?
No, levonorgestrel is a progestin, or synthetic progesterone, while ethinyloestradiol is a synthetic form of oestrogen. They are both used in birth control pills. Ethinyl oestradiol can also be used as emergency contraception on its own, but it is not as effective as levonorgestrel.
Is Levonorgestrel a morning after pill?
Yes, levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in many morning after pills, such as Plan B One-Step and Next Choice. These emergency contraception pills can help to prevent pregnancy if taken within 3-5 days of unprotected sex.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Does Levonorgestrel contain a hormone?
Yes, levonorgestrel is a progestin, or synthetic progesterone. It is used in birth control pills and emergency contraception.
What does Levonorgestrel do to the body?
Levonorgestrel is a progestin, or synthetic progesterone, used in birth control pills and emergency contraception. It works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Levonorgestrel can also prevent ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary).
In addition to its use as a contraceptive, levonorgestrel is also sometimes used to treat menstrual disorders, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
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